7:11 PM, December 28th, 2011

[A]ny memoir that is ghost written will very likely turn out to be, with a very few notable exceptions, dead as a doornail, and hardly worth reading. If a movie star isn’t going to sit down to write his or her own book, the hell with it.

Former publisher Michael Korda laments the fact that the memoirs of Hollywood’s greats are usually quite dull, especially if their ghost-written. 

Photo: Laurence Olivier, whose memoir Confessions of an Actor was “carefully managed to avoid baring any of his soul.”

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